Ole Bornedal Set to Direct Ghost House's 'Dibbuk Box' Thriller

October 22, 2010
Source: Heat Vision

Ole Bornedal

Acclaimed Danish filmmaker Ole Bornedal (Just Another Love Story, Deliver Us from Evil) is hitting Hollywood with a horror thriller called Dibbuk Box in the works at Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures. Heat Vision says Lionsgate is pushing this forward in hopes of shooting in January 2011. The film, written by Juliet Snowden & Stiles White (Boogeyman, Knowing), was inspired by this LA Times article about a real-life haunted box. Dibbuk Box, in the vein of The Exorcist or The Shining, is about what happened after a family wound up with the haunted box, setting off a harrowing struggle to rid themselves of its evil curse.

I'm already imagining something Paranormal Activity-like, where there's some found footage of this family taping the box that's doing crazy things. Not sure, I don't really see Ole Bornedal doing that, or maybe he's looking to do something unique. Raimi and a whole bunch of execs from both Ghost House and Lionsgate are also producing. No other details are available yet, but this sounds like it has the potential to be good. I'm at least more interested in seeing this than that damn Ouija board movie. I'm sure Paranormal Activity 2's box office this weekend is only going to cause more of these found footage realistic horror flicks to get made.

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Yeah because after The Unborn we totally need another Dibbuk movie. All I needed was a reminder to want my money back again for the biggest letdown in horror cinema history. It also firmly established my hate for David S. Goyer... Seriously that movie had some great trailers, but the end product was so, meh. Anyways, I hope this will do better, to my knowledge these are the only two American movies about the Dibbuk, an Jewish demon I believe, could be wrong.

LINKFX on Oct 22, 2010


Are we just assuming this will be a "found footage" project? From what I've read on other sites, I'm not sure.

bart on Oct 22, 2010


No Alex was just making conjecture.

LINKFX on Oct 22, 2010


#2 Yea, that was just pure speculation, not sure what he's really doing. Do these other sites actually know or have more info about this that I'm missing? Send over a link, I'll take a look. Thanks!

Alex Billington on Oct 22, 2010


Ole always directs with a very specific dark comedic sense and with "classic" suspenseful visuals. I doubt very much that it's gonna look anything like "Paranormal Activity" - but he has actually shot on "video" for some parts of his other movies, so who knows. But I think it'll be more like Raimi's "Drag Me To Hell" but without the cartoonish camerawork and slapstick that are some of Raimi's signature things. Ole is way more subtle, but he still loves the outragous. This is good news. I'm exited about this project. 🙂

WFT?! on Oct 22, 2010

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